Edward Snowden is a famous former American-Russian computer intelligence consultant. Edward Snowden was famous as an employee and subcontractor at the National Security Agency (NSA) and he leaked highly classified information about US government surveillance programs on 20th May 2013. Check all the details below about Edward Snowden’s Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Children, Education, Net Worth, Biography & More.
Edward Snowden Wiki/Biography
Edward Snowden was born on 21st June 1983 (Age: 39 years; As of 2022) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States. His full real name is Edward Josephy Snowden. He has citizenship in the United States and Russia (Since 2022). He follows Buddhism (religion) since his teenage. His occupation is Computer security consultant.
Edward Snowden Educational Qualification
Edward completed his schooling at Arundel High School. After completing his schooling, he joined Anne Arundel Community College for his bachelor’s degree and completed graduation in computer security. After completing his graduation, he joined the University of Liverpool and completed his master’s degree in 2013. Also, Edward had no undergraduate college degree.
Edward Snowden’s Physical Stats
Height: 5′ 10″ inches
Weight: 70 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Edward Snowden’s Family, Wife & Children
Edward was born into a high-class family in North Carolina. His maternal grandfather’s name is Edward J. Barrett (a rear admiral in US Coast Guard and senior official with the FBI). His father’s name is Lonnie Snowden (a warrant officer in Coast Guard) and his mother’s name is Elizabeth Snowden (a clerk at US District Court). Edward’s parents divorced in 2001 and his father remarried. He has one sibling older sister name Jessica Snowden (a lawyer at the Federal Judicial Center). In 2017, Edward Snowden married to his beautiful wife Lindsay Mills in a courthouse in Moscow. Also, he has two children but has not revealed his children’s names.
Edward Snowden Career
He started his career as a Special Forces candidate in the United States Army on 7th May 2004 and did not complete the training due to bilateral tibial stress fractures and was discharged on 28th September 2004. After this, he cleared a polygraphy exam and joined a security guard job at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Study of Language (Research Center by NSA).
In 2006, he accepted an offer for the job at the CIA division at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. In May 2006, he had trouble getting work and said that he was a computer wizard. After this, as a junior employee, the CIA sent him to the CIA’s secret school for technology specialists, where Edward lived in a hotel for six months and studied computer security and training full time. He resigned from the CIA in February 2009.
After this, he worked for Dell as a contactee and manages computer systems for multiple government agencies. He was assigned to the NSA facility at Yakota Air Base near Tokyo. He worked for Dell as a computer networking specialist and expert in cyber strategy for 5 years.
On 15th March 2013, when he quit his job at Dell. After this, he worked with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he work in order to gather data and release details of the NSA’s worldwide surveillance activity. On 10th June 2013, he was terminated by Booz Allen Hamilton.
Edward Snowden’s Net Worth & Salary
Edward Snowden’s net worth is estimated approx $2 million dollars. He is a great and famous computer intelligence consultant and worked for many big technology companies like Dell, Booz Allen Hamilton, anime company, etc. Also, he is earning a good income from his occupation and said that his high annual salary was $200,000 dollars, and living joyfully with his family.
Edward Snowden’s Social Handles
Edward Snowden Amazing Facts
- He received the Right Livelihood Award.
- He has a criminal charges like theft of government property, two counts of violating the Espionage Act of 1917 through unauthorized communication of national defense information, and willful communication of classified communications intelligence information to an unauthorized person.
- All the criminal charges against him carry a maximum prison of ten years.
- In 2015, he earned over $200,000 from digital speaking engagements in the U.S.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin grants his citizenship.
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